Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered at on 26 February 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resources of the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; and whether they intend to make additional resources available to the those Commissions to undertake their functions under the new powers provided by the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

To properly carry out their functions under the new powers provided by the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland will require further resources to cover, inter alia, new policy and research functions and communications and education activities.

Additional resourcing will be confirmed in due course, subject to formal budgetary processes.

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